RE: Important: Oracle processes taking lots of CPU

Both the time spent in user mode (%usr) spinning for a latch and the =
time
spent in kernel mode (%sys) contribute to the c statistic shown in =
extended
SQL trace files.

If your system is enduring a lot of preemptions (context switching), you =
can
also detect that in your extended SQL trace data by noticing that a
significant proportion of your total response time is unaccounted for. =
You
can detect unaccounted-for time in your extended SQL trace data, but I =
don't
think there's any way to detect it Oracle's V$/X$ data.


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On Behalf Of John Kanagaraj
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 1:13 PM
To: 'New DBA'; ORACLE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Important: Oracle processes taking lots of CPU

Hi New DBA,

>As I understand, the CPU is used while performing
>LIOs, doing calculation, sorts or while spinning for
>the latches. My understanding might be wrong! Since
>there aren't enough LIOs or complex calculations
>involved I thought that spinning for latches might be
>causing excessive CPU.=20

Spinning does cause CPU issues. I believe that if you have many =
processes
and comparatively lesser number of processors, then you might have a lot =
of
CPU consumption that is unaccounted for as cycles used for process =
context
switching is not accounted in oracle. You will have to then look at 'sar =
-u'
( look for high %sys), 'sar -q' (look for high run queue size and =
occupancy)
and 'sar -w' (look for excessive process switches).

Let us know if this helps,
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